The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers, with an application deadline of February 1st. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Testing for applicants will be offered at 9 different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 112th Recruit Class which is scheduled to begin training on August 2nd. The application deadline has been extended to February 1, 2021.
Candidates need to have a minimum of 30 college hours or served in the U.S. Armed Forces for a minimum of two years with an honorable discharge, or at least 2 years experience as a pull time POST Certified peace officer.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has updated its uniform guidelines to allow troopers to have tattoos or brands as long as they meet certain requirements. The starting annual salary for a trooper is $49,536. Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

The number of successful candidates being extended an offer of employment is contingent upon factors such as budget constraints and the number of vacant positions statewide.